In the fall some coworkers and I planned a shower for our pal, Jessica, who was expecting in October. She did not know the gender, so we decided to incorporate something she loved (Disney) to throw her a shower. We had lots of plans for playing up the Mickey or Minnie theme, but baby Miles had other plans. The shower was planned for a Thursday and he arrived on a Monday-more than a month before his due date. He spent a month plus in the NICU, but is now home safe and sound, growing and loving life, so....we celebrated Miles and Momma a little after the fact.
One of my favorite sign in ideas (especially at work-we are teachers) is a guest sign in with a book-we got a Disney book this time to give baby Miles. He still had to be really careful about being around germs, so I had Jessica send me some pics and one of our talented staff members made some adorable pictures banners that we hung around the place so everyone could see Miles.
We went ahead and let Minnie make an appearance in some of our shower prep-we had a salty (Mickey) and sweet (Minnie) side to the food.
I dipped some pretzels and oreos in red chocolate to look like Mickey Bellies (and added some mini m&ms for his buttons).
We had planned to make all the other guest make a Mickey or Minnie headband to wear and take pictures of each group, but....we will take pictures of Miles and a healthy little boy any day over a few party activities.